College Avenue Corridor : the future towards transit oriented development in Indianapolis

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dc.contributor.advisor Adams, Vera A. Clawson, Jennifer Bart, Brandon 2014-02-12T13:48:17Z 2014-02-12T13:48:17Z 2013-12 2013-12
dc.identifier.other a-351
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a further exploration of a site planning studio project within the College of Architecture and Planning. As part of the original studio project, each student designed a new development proposal for a historical transit corridor in Indianapolis. This thesis explores the transit-oriented development and its effects on the designs and implementation of the development proposals created at the intersections of 38th Street and College Avenue and 49th Street and College Avenue. Transit-oriented development is a new design/transportation theory and practice that looks into designing dense, livable, mixed-use communities around new transit corridors. Admittedly, this is actually an old theory that we as designers, planners, and government officials are retrofitting to today's modern urban demands. One example of a new transit project in the United States is the regional long-term plan that Indianapolis is looking to install. This system involves developing five new transit lines throughout the city and surrounding counties. Someday, this transit system will advance Indianapolis' standing as a modern and advanced city alongside other successful transit communities such as San Francisco, Portland and Chicago. The system as proposed will improve the quality of life for those who reside in the metropolitan area and create new opportunities for guests and tourists visiting Indianapolis. This thesis examines the details of this city transit system and specifically the red line's relationship with the College Avenue Corridor.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh City planning.
dc.title College Avenue Corridor : the future towards transit oriented development in Indianapolis en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)

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